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Invitation to HHRD Network Inaugural Annual Lecture

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Michael Marr
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Invitation to HHRD Network Inaugural Annual Lecture
Posted on: May 22 2014, 08:01 am

Speaker: Mr Anand Grover, UN Special Rapporteur on Right to Health and renowned Human Rights Lawyer, the Supreme Court of India

You are warmly invited to the Inaugural Annual Lecture of the
HIV, Human Rights and Development Network at the University of Edinburgh. The lecture will be hosted by Kezia Dugdale MSP at the Scottish Parliament.

The lecture will be delivered by Anand Grover, renowned human rights lawyer and the UN Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health and the Director of the Lawyers Collective HIV/AIDS in India.

Anand Grover is a pioneer in the field of HIV and has handled several hundred HIV/AIDS related litigations in India, including successfully arguing against the patenting of anti-AIDS drug Nevirapine Hemi-hydrate. Supported by the Lawyers Collective HIV/AIDS Unit, he drafted the HIV Bill at the request of the Government of India. He serves as member of various renowned health boards. He was a member of the drafting group of the International Guidelines on Human Rights & HIV/AIDS; member of the Reference Group on Human Rights to Peter Piot, former Executive Director, UNAIDS. He is a National Advisory Board Member of International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, a member of the World Care Council, a member of the Board of the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO), a member, National Board, AVAHAN, the India AIDS Initiative, Gates Foundation, a member of the Core Group of NGOs representatives in the National Human Rights Commission of India and the member of the National Advisory Board on HIV and AIDS set up the Prime Minister of India.

Date: Monday, June 9, 2014 (5.00-7.00pm, Refreshments from 5.00-5.30pm)
Venue: The Burns Room, Scottish Parliament
(This event will be filmed & photographed and media reps may be present)

Places are free but need to be booked in advance, no later than Tuesday, June 3, 2014.
To book a place please email your name and contact details to
Dr Dina Sidhva,

Dr George Palattiyil and Dr Dina Sidhva
(Network Convenors)

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